Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
Eldercare Telemonitoring Reduces Readmissions
Partners HealthCare at Home piloted a telehealth home care program that provided tools for patients to run simple tests at home. Patients no longer had to travel for these tests, which are run frequently. The testing was proactive and helped save patients from unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.
Mercy Health Network Electronic ICU Supports Existing ICU Care
Mercy Hospital Network now has electronic ICUs (eICU) that allow for 24/7 monitoring of ICU patients remotely. Using technology from VISICU and Vidyo, workstations are created that have videoconferencing and access to electronic medical records (EMRs). Now busy hospitals always have staff personally monitoring ICU patients.
Child Telepsychiatry — Bring the Science of the Mind to the Patient
Child telepsychiatry is solving one of the critical problems in medicine, the shortage of child psychiatrists. Children and their parents often have to travel for hours for a short visit that is critical to their health and happiness. Telemedicine is bringing the specialist to the child.
The Best 12 of 2012: AV/IT and Energy Integration Case Studies that Made a Difference
The Best 12 of 2012: End User Case Studies that Made a Difference. From a $4.4 million per year energy savings at the Empire State Building to a medical learning center that has deployed a state-of-the-art lecture capture and videoconferencing system to digital signage. A Guy Fieri Restaurant in NYC makes the cut, as does a Hilton Hotel and some amazing churches. The best in AV technology, AV and IT integration, digital signage, distance learning, hotel automation, energy savings and much more.
How to Set up a Telemedicine Program
Telemedicine can only work if the program is planned properly, the people are on board and the technology is right. Creating such a program using a standard method of operation is necessary so that steps are not overlooked.
New Medical Center Uses Top Locking System
Learn about the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s locking and safety system. UPMC selected the Sargent 8200 series Mortise Lock with the Sargent Harmony series proximity card reader for the passage doors like those on offices and individual rooms. They selected the Sargent 8800 series Panic Device for installation on the larger 42- and 48-inch doors in the corridors and stairwells. Built into these doors is the same Harmony series proximity reader door lock system used in the 8200 series locks.